has done a fantastic job in his book “The Festivals of Bangladesh.” Yes I know he wrote it 10 years ago but I have just come across it. And as there are over 150 visitors to this blog everyday, I thought I would make it known to you …..He describes eid, muharram, janmashtami, durga puja. And its all absolutely fascinating. Did you know that eid has only become a big thing in the last forty years or so??! I felt a little apprehensive after reading this book. We have so much to lose if communalism ever succeeds in Bangladesh. The ultra-slim book immerses you in history, in poetry, in humanity and here and there hints at a deeply inclusive philosophy.